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Written by David Ross - 09 Sep 2004
last update by Alan C - 27 May 2008
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Location notes
This station lies on the Mainline from Glasgow-Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Railway type and traffic
The type of traffic usually found on this line can vary from Scotrail services been operated by either Class 156s, 158s & 170s which stable=d overnight.
The East Coast Highland Chieftain HST and the Scot-rail Caledonian sleeper stop at Perth.
There is also the Royal Scotsman which runs April-November. This train usually stays over in Perth, depending on what tour it is doing.
The sparse freight traffic usully provides either a Class 66 or 67.
The station lies right in the Centre of Perth. I Strongly recomend that Dundee & Dundee Utd Football Tops are not worn.
Road directions
From Glasgow:
Upon arriving at Broxden roundabout, follow signs to Perth. Station is well signposted, situated off Glasgow Road.

From Edinburgh:
follow signs to Perth from M90 J10, follow roads into Perth past South Inch. Take left turn at end of South Inch, 3/4 mile further along is the station.

From Inverness:
follow signs for Glasgow at Inveralmond roundabout then copy directions as if coming from Glasgow (this is the quickest way unless you know back streets).

From Aberdeen/Dundee:
Leave A90 before Friarton Bridge, follow signs to Perth. Station well signposted (you will drive past South Inch again).

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Perth Station map co-ordinates
There is a Pay and Display Car Park at the Station, which can fill up quickly . There is also a Big Car Park above the Station at Perth Leisure Pool.
Public transport
Getting to Perth by Public Transport is easy. There are train every hour from Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen. Passengers from Edinburgh are required to change trains at Stirling. For More Info visit Scot Rail.
There are also various Bus and Coach services from Glasgow and Edinburgh. For More Info visit Citylink.
There is also a low cost Bus service from Glasgow and Edinburgh and that is Megabus. Fares start a 1.00 depending on how far ahead you book. For more info visit the Megabus Website

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There is a Coffee Shop, WH Smith and Tolilet Facilities in the Station. There are various Chip Shops around the Station.
Info on Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts can be found at Visit
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Photographic notes
The station offers a good range of cross platfrom shots.

General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

The line to the right is from Dundee and Aberdeen and the line straight on is the Highland main line to Inverness.

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

These lines run to Glasgow and Stirling

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Similar direction to Fig 2 but from the opposite platform

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

From Platform 4

Fig 5 - Looking south

Fig 5 - Looking south

From Platform 4

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